TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Temple cancels Spring Fling event, citing drinking

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Editors Picks Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 7:21 a.m.
 

PHILADELPHIA — Temple University says it is canceling its decades-old Spring Fling, citing what they called “a dangerous culture of high-risk drinking” that has become associated with the event.

Philly.com says a campus-wide email sent Tuesday morning says officials will work with student leaders and organizations to craft a new campus-wide event for spring with a different feel.

School officials made no reference to the April death of 19-year-old Ali Fausnaught, a West Chester University student who fell from a third-story north Philadelphia row house roof during an off-campus rooftop party near Temple during Spring Fling.

Officials also said that Spring Fling began when Temple was still a commuter school and they believe the event has outlived its usefulness.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Initials carved into pig in Georges Township
  2. Pirates claim Ishikawa off waivers, Marte injured
  3. Woman shot at Kennywood Park in ‘freak accident’
  4. Murrysville home damaged in blaze
  5. Don’t remove history’s lessons
  6. How to improve the life of an overweight cat, dog
  7. Off to Market
  8. South Fayette, Chartiers Valley schools lead security trend
  9. Missing man found in Garfield
  10. Life is a cabaret
  11. Police: Maine man shoots off firework from top of head, dies